Here’s How Sean Lowe Thinks ‘The Bachelor’ Could Make More Long-Lasting Couples
The Bachelor franchise is admittedly a little spotty when it comes to producing long-lasting relationships, with only eight couples still together from 21 seasons of TheBachelor and 13 seasons of TheBachelorette. Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, who got engaged on the Bachelor finale in 2013 and are now married and expecting their second child, are one of the success stories, and Lowe has a few ideas on how the show could make more couples work.
“If [the show] could clean up the social media aspect … if you were to contractually obligate these people to lay off for a year or so, I think it might produce better couples or contestants,” the season 17 vet told ET.
Contestants have been known to start drama and even potentially reveal spoilers for the show via Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, and Lowe says that it’s taking away from the purpose of the program. “I get the feeling people are going on it to get an Instagram following and make money any way they can, and I think that’s harmed the show,” he explained.
Despite this insight, the Lowes admitted that they didn’t exactly go into the show looking for marriage. “Neither one of us signed [ourselves] up,” Catherine told ET. “Sean’s sister signed him up [and] my best friend put my application online without me knowing. Neither one of us expected anything more than just a fun story and adventure. We had that but we got so much more.”
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And what about when the cameras stop rolling? Lowe admits that it’s tricky to navigate the new relationship off-screen, but if you’re committed to making it work, there are some ways to successfully transition the TV romance to true IRL love.
“First, you have to commit,” he told ET. “Especially coming off of a show like The Bachelor. You’re being pulled in 1,000 different directions and you have to make each other your number one priority.”
“It takes a lot of work,” he continued. “Surround yourself with good people, good couples you can look up to and ask advice from. It’s all about committing through good times or bad. Breaking up is never an option.”
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)